I have it and do not have CD, my son does not have it and has CD. Go figure.
Our derm has always simply said "it's an inherited trait. If one parent has it, you have a 50/50 chance of having it."
I find that a gentle scrub of some sort in the shower keeps mine at bay, followed by a little lotion afterward.
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.